Oosthuizen Withdraws Following Freak Injury


Louis Oosthuizen routinely rounds out his seasons in and around his native South Africa. Coming off of a T7 at the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open, the 2010 Open Champion planned to round out his 2017 campaign at the Joburg Open in Johannesburg, however, a fluke injury forced him to withdraw earlier this week. 


CBSSports.com’s Kyle Porter explained how Oosthuizen was hurt while traveling between his two most recent Tour stops.  

Oosthuizen had to withdraw from the Joburg Open because he hurt his fingers in an airport trolley.

“The body feels great, but I had a different incident this week with jamming my fingers in trolleys at the airport,” Oosthuizen told reporters recently. “Unfortunately, I don’t think I will be able to play this week.

“I’m here and I was ready to do everything this week. I was actually relieved there wasn’t a pro-am because I thought the rest would help but this morning is even worse than it was yesterday. I tried to grip a golf club but there’s no way I can go to my grip position.”


Oosthuizen has finished in the top 10 in each of his last three European Tour events.

“It’s a sad thing but you know I have had my struggles with a couple of things,” Oosthuizen said. “My body actually feels great but when something like this happens the Monday when I travel, it’s a bit of an unfortunate one.

“I don’t want to tee off Thursday and play one hole or a few shots and then withdraw after taking someone’s spot, I just can’t do that. So I’m going to have to withdraw from this one.”




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